We are very fortunate to have as our president Professor Roger Buckley
Prof. Buckley is Associate director of VERU, formerly a prominent London ophthalmologist, has much experience in the teaching and regulation of optometry. His clinical and research interests include the ocular surface, comprising the cornea, the conjunctiva and the tear film, and contact lenses, the successful wearing of which depends upon compatibility with those structures. For some years he directed the country’s premier contact lens service at Moorfields Eye Hospital. In addition, ocular allergy has long been a major interest. Roger Buckley has held many positions of high professional responsibility and his advice is regularly sought by professional groups and the media. His lecturing experience, both at home and abroad, is extensive.
The following members were voted on to the committee at the AGM held on 23rd March 2019
|Anne Klepacz (Secretary)
||Had grafts in both eyes in 1986 but has recently had a re-graft and cataract surgery|
|Mike Oliver||Diagnosed at age 11 wears Scleral lenses despite being told that a graft is essential four times in the last 30 years|
|Elaine Nickolay (Vice-Chairman)||Diagnosed with KC in late twenties.
Manages vision and lens comfort by wearing Kerasoft lenses and can achieve reasonable vision with glasses relieving the need to wear contact lenses all day
|Chris Longhorn (Treasurer)||Has a graft on one eye and contact lenses|
|David Gable (Chairman)||Diagnosed in mid 20’s. Cornea grafts in 86 & 95. This has left an astigmatism of 7D in the right eye corrected by glasses|
|John Smith (Webmaster)||One PK and one DALK graft. Sees quite well using sclerals, but not worn for the whole day|
|John Thatcher (West Midlands Co-Ordinator)||Diagnosed in late teens, one PK in 1980 still going strong, stable cone in other eye. Wear mini-scleral RGP over graft and soft Acuity K lens over cone giving 6/6 vision; am lucky that can wear lenses all day, every day.|
|Julia Barby||Wears a soft lens underneath an RGP lens (Piggy-backing)|
|Caroline Condillac||Diagnosed late teens. DALK graft in left eye 2003. Reasonable vision achieved with glasses|
|Marian D’Silva||Co-Opted member of the committee|